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Coconut Macaroons

1 Dec

I had coconut and I wanted to make something out of it. So I made macaroons. First time I used a whole can of sweetened condensed milk!! I LOVE this stuff but never baked with it. So here you go.

coconut macaroons

It was easy. They kinda pooled a bit on the bottom but I don’t know why so I can’t help you there. Maybe I should try the recipe on the back of the coconut bag next time. It uses sugar instead of sweetened condensed milk. These cookies are a nice chew.. and of course really sweet.

coconut macaroons 2

Coconut Macaroons
14 oz sweetened shredded coconut
14oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 egg whites, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1/8 tsp kosher salt

Directions:
1. Whip egg whites with mixer until soft peaks form. Add salt and extracts and mix.
2. In another bowl, mix the coconut and sweetened condensed milk.
3. Fold egg whites into coconut mixture.
4. Drop golf ball sized pieces of “dough” onto parchment paper covered cookie sheet.
5. Bake at 325F for 25-30 minutes or until bottoms and tops are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets immediately and cool on wire racks.

Yaki onigiri (grilled rice balls) and Fried Montou

10 Jul

yaki onigiri side
Using lunchinabox’s tutorial, I made made some yaki onigiri with some left over long grain rice. I pan fried them in a bit of vegetable oil and brushed on some soy sauce on both sides. Crispy and salty, these were quite a yummy snack. Great practice for bento making! These can be made ahead, wrapped in plastic wrap and frozen until needed. Just nuke them in the microwave to reheat. Pictures taken by my sister with her camera. I can’t take such nice pics.. yet.

A lone star.
yaki onigiri star
Yum yum yum
yaki onigiri

Edited to add:
My mom made these buns called Montou in Chinese. They’re basically fluffy, plain white buns that are usually eaten for breakfast. She made them a while back and kept a bag of frozen ones on hand. These were pan fried and steamed (potsticker style). They are sometimes found in Chinese restaurants but those are deep fried. Eaten with sweetened condensed milk as the dipping sauce. What a treat. Not to be eaten often!
Golden brown fried montou.
fried montous
Montou with sweetened condense milk.
fried montou